Bangkok Is the Best City to Have a Luxury International Trip on a Budget

A luxury vacation on a budget! Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But, you can indulge in a luxury trip without breaking the bank! There’s a place that offers your dream five-star stays with high-end services, minus the hefty price tag! And that place has got a very familiar name — Bangkok!

The City

Bangkok has recently been named the most affordable location for a luxury travel experience in the world! As per the British website, the capital of Thailand, which is already well-known for its wonderful backpacking scene, also offers luxe experiences that are the best value for your money. Such budget experiences include luxury car rent, nice hotel stay with great services, and even Michelin-starred meals!

The Offerings

To rent a luxury car like a Mercedes-Benz, you can expect to pay around $59 a day in Bangkok. A fine dining experience here costs around $150. Staying at a five-star property in the city will cost you around $295 a night. This is a significantly lesser rate than Paris, which is the least affordable city on the list with a luxury stay expense of $1,753 per night. Bangkok is not only affordable, but also has no shortage of magnificent hotels, resorts, and villas. The Standard recently opened a flagship venue in the Thai capital, which is its first outpost in Asia. Located in the stunning 78-story King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper, the hotel offers a breathtaking view of the cityscape.

The Runner-Up Brussels

The number 2 city on the website’s list is Brussels. Famous for its drinks and chocolate, the capital of Belgium is also the cheapest vacation destination in Europe. A five-star hotel stay here will cost you $680 a night and a luxury vehicle hire can cost around $150. Pretty much in budget, right? Not to mention, only $156 for a Michelin-starred meal in the city is not a bad deal at all.